Rosacea Awareness Month: The Ultimate Guide to Navigating this Complex Skin Condition

Rosacea is a common but often misunderstood skin condition affecting millions of people worldwide. In fact, nearly 16 million Americans have rosacea, but only a small percentage of those people are being treated. The good news is that rosacea is completely treatable through natural and holistic methods.
Each April, attention is brought to this skin condition with Rosacea Awareness Month. The goal of Rosacea Awareness Month is to educate the public on this disease so that more people who may have rosacea will seek medical help before it gets worse. and those whose lives are affected can find greater public acceptance and understanding.
Here’s all you need to know about Rosacea. 
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What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that typically affects the face, especially the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. It is characterized by redness, flushing, and sometimes pimple-like bumps. The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, but factors such as genetics, skin type, and environmental triggers are believed to play a role.  Rosacea can affect anyone and all skin types. People with fair skin who tend to flush or blush easily are believed to be at the greatest risk. 
Common symptoms of rosacea include redness and flushing of the skin, bumps or pimple-like outbreaks, visible blood vessels on the face, and a burning or stinging sensation on the skin. The skin may also look and feel dry and sensitive. The cause of rosacea is unknown and there is currently no cure. However, rosacea may be able to be controlled with medical therapy and lifestyle changes.

Managing Rosacea

Although there is no cure for rosacea, there are a few ways to manage the symptoms and prevent future flare-ups. 

Identify and Avoid Triggers

Some common triggers for rosacea include sun exposure, stress, alcohol, spicy foods, and hot drinks. Keep a journal to help identify your triggers and avoid them as much as possible.

Use Gentle Skincare Products: 

Choose gentle, fragrance-free skin care products and avoid products that may irritate the skin, such as alcohol-based toners. Acute skin conditions such as rosacea and persistent inflammation require a gentle touch. The first line of defense is to calm and soothe, with a long-term goal of strengthening weakened skin to better withstand the elements that cause flare-ups.

Wear Sunscreen

Sun exposure can trigger rosacea, so it is important to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every day.

Seek Treatment

If your rosacea symptoms are severe or difficult to manage, talk to your doctor about treatment options, such as prescription topical creams or oral medications.

The Source Vitál Skincare Protocol

Source Vitál sees sensitive skin as weakened skin. This skin needs to be exercised, strengthened, and fortified to move past its sensitivity.

1) Algae Deep Scrub
2) Blue Tansy Toning Essence
3) Algae Serum Rose
4) Soothing Cream

1) Lavender Cleanser
2) Blue Tansy Toning Essence
3) Soothing Infusion
4) Soothing Cream

5) Matcha Cool Mask- 1-2 times a week after cleansing

Algae Deep Scrub may be used as a deep pore cleanser in the morning and as an exfoliant when needed.
Curious about finding a skincare routine gentle enough for you? Contact us today, or stop into the Houston Beauty Market today! 

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